Richard Scott Larson holds an MFA from New York University and a BA from Hunter College. His writing has appeared in Electric Literature, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Joyland, Slant Magazine, Hobart, Wigleaf, Booth, failbetter, Strange Horizons, Eclectica, Publishers Weekly, and other venues. His work has also recently earned notice in the Best American Essays series, and his short fiction has been reprinted twice in Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, anthologized in Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Science Fiction (a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award), longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50, and honorably mentioned in The Best Horror of the Year. He was an Assistant Editor of the “Queers Destroy Fantasy!” issue of Lightspeed, and he has recently been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He is represented by Carrie Howland at Howland Literary.
Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, he now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU.